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  Please make suggestions on separate emails for each show with the name of the child, DOB, age, height and area in which they live i.e their education authority.

 

 

 

  • Please note time does not permit me to ask for this information if it arrives incomplete so regrettably any such enquiries will be deleted.   I also cannot take enquiries by phone or text.
  • No photos / youtube links / videos required unless otherwise stated – thank you.
  • Please note in all cases boys must have unbroken voices and girls must be undeveloped.
  • I am unable to help anyone who is too tall or too old for any of these productions and I do not cast adults or have any information about adult casting or the appointment of resident teams or crew.  So sorry but time does not permit a response to email outside the limits set out below.
  • All suggestions welcome for the shows below providing the children fit the criteria – if they do not I am unable to see them.      All shows are very specific and the criteria are all there for very good reasons.
  • If it states that children must be local that is what it means and I do not allow children to relocate or stay with relatives because that means school is missed.

 

LES MISERABLES  – Queens Theatre, London

 

The next audition will be in spring 2019 – suggestions welcome anytime please. 

 

 

 

  • Gavroche under 4’ 7 any nationality, very strong singing and acting.  Streetwise, tough but likeable kid about 10 years old, unbroken voice.
  • Cosette under 4‘ 4, sweet soprano voice.
  • All skin colours welcome.
  • Eponine does not sing but she understudies Cosette – height limit applies
  • All children to be within an easy commute of London (45 miles approx)
  • Girls sing Castle on A Cloud
  • Boys sing ‘Ow Do You Do My Name’s Gavroche 

 

 

 

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LES MISERABLES UK TOUR  

 

 

 

I am auditioning girls locally for this tour so please make suggestions as appropriate.     Audition dates will be posted here when known so please check regularly. 

 

PLEASE NOTE – SINCE CHILDREN GROW NO SUGGESTIONS CAN BE TAKEN UNTIL THREE MONTHS BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF PERFORMANCE IN EACH VENUE.  CHILDREN WILL BE TOO TALL IF THEY ARE SUGGESTED TOO FAR IN ADVANCE.

 

Playing dates

 

Birmingham April 1 – May 11          Auditions February 2nd – this one is urgent.

 

Milton Keynes May 13 – June 8

 

Plymouth June 10 – July 6

 

Bradford July 8 – August 10

 

Newcastle August 12 – October 5

 

Liverpool October 7 – October 26

 

Southampton October 28 – November 23

 

 

All performance dates are preceded by a few days rehearsal in the home town and one day at the previous date to work on the set – ie children playing in Milton Keynes will rehearse for a day in Birmingham.

 

`All auditions are by appointment in the local venue – nobody will be seen on spec.

 

All ethnicities are encouraged.

 

Girls cannot be younger than seven and a half to audition.    They must be under four foot four so suggesting too far in advance will not work – 3 months maximum please.  They must have lovely singing voices – Eponine must also sing as she covers the role of Cosette.

 

 

 

When submitting I need the following info – name of child, age, height (the limit of 4 foot 4 for girls is absolutely set in stone) & hometown along with mileage venue to home.  I do not allow relocation and anyone that lives to far away will not be seen.  The whole point is to give local children an opportunity.  Incomplete submissions will be deleted due to lack of time to chase – apologies.    I do not need photos or video footage – nor will we audition via skype or video – thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAVROCHES

 

Boys will be auditioned on January 24 and can come from anywhere in the UK.   They play for 6 months on scheduled days.      They are lifted during the show several times by adult actors so must be skinny.  Boys must be under 4 foot 7 with an unbroken, great singing voice.   They must be 8 – 11 years old.  

 

 

Please put LES MIS UK TOUR in the subject line along with the venue – please do not mix venues – so one email per venue and please remember I cast Mis London and other productions as well so that is why the subject heading is vital.

 

 

When submitting I need the following info – name of child, age, height (the limit of under 4 foot 7  is absolutely set in stone.     Incomplete submissions will be deleted due to lack of time to chase – apologies.    I do not need photos or video footage – nor will we audition via skype or video – thank you.

 

 

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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE     Arcola Theatre followed by a tour.

 

For the run at the Arcola we are cast but there will be further auditions next year for the tour.

 

Rehearsals from February 2019.  Opening March 21st / 7 weeks at the Arcola / UK tour to follow.

 

 

 

Olive (cast for the Arcola run and Tour):

  • Female, american accent, any ethnicity, age 8 – 10 height limit 4 foot 3,   London commutable only.
  • Vocal range top: Eb5, Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Special Skills: Singing, Dancing and Acting required.
  • The youngest member of the Hoover Family and aspiring beauty queen. Feisty. Takes after her Grandpa.
  • Olive is cute, bespectacled and not a conventionally beautiful and talented child. She only progresses to the next round of the competition by sheer chance and, all things being equal, should not really be dancing in the final alongside all these ‘perfect’ or ‘model’ children. Body image is a theme consistently raised by the musical  “Well when you eat ice-cream , the fat in the ice-cream becomes fat on your body… and that’s why you’re starting to grow a little tummy” and “Okay. But, Olive, here’s the thing: the women in the beauty pageants…? Do they have tummys?”. She will have to be quite comfortable in her own body.
  • Olive is not the best dancer, but often it takes a good dancer to act a bad one. She will at least need to learn a routine for the pageant that her grandfather taught her.

Mean Girls (cast for the Arcola run, 16 year olds needed just for tour):

  • Female, American accent, all ethnicities.
  • Age: 8 to 10 for children at the Arcola and maximum height 4 foot 3 – London commutable only.
  •  For the tour the 16 year olds must look young and as child like as possible. Maximum height 5 foot 2.    I will need two photos please – waist up and full length.
  • Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Special Skills: Singing, Dancing and Acting required, although, if necessary at all, the dancing might be very simple for these parts.
  • Contestants in the Little Miss Sunshine finals and imaginary mean girls appearing in Olive’s mind.
  • Unlike Olive, they should look conventionally pretty and talented. The key description from the script is: “They represent all that is insecure about Olive”.

 

  • General:
    • The film is a very good guide to the language and fundamentals of the story although for this version the mean girls are new additions. 
    • The family are really quite dysfunctional and a lot of adult themes are raised in front of Olive, who also dances for the competition in a inappropriate way for her age
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THE LION KING

 

 

 

Disney’s award-winning musical THE LION KING will embark on a UK Tour in 2019.    In the stage version of THE LION KING there are two children’s roles: Young Simba and Young Nala.  We are looking for children aged 9 – 11 to play these roles on the upcoming UK & International Tour.

 

 

 

Young Simba (Young Lion)

 

 

 

Young Simba is tough, brave, athletic stature and energetic.    Age: 9 – 11

 

 

 

Young Nala (Young Lioness)

 

 

 

Young Nala is tough, brave, athletic stature and energetic.  Age: 9 – 11

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE MAXIMUM HEIGHT: 140cm (4’6″) and I will need a head and shoulders photo – only one please.

 

 

 

Please submit with name, age, height and hometown.  We would like to cast locally to our playing venues so please make it clear where you live.     We will audition early next year for a summer rehearsal period.

 

 

 

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MARY POPPINS – Prince Edward Theatre London

 

Please check back in the New Year for Jane and Michael Banks.   Rehearsals are in September 2019 & auditions will be in the Spring.

 

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IDENTICAL TWIN GIRLS REQUIRED FOR A NEW MUSICAL – Auditions in January

 

I am looking for identical twin girls aged 8 – 12.  Please contact me for more information including the following  – photo of the two girls, their names, dob, height and hometown.  They can live anywhere in the UK.

 

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MASTERCLASSES IN THE ART OF AUDITIONING, PRIVATE SESSIONS & PERFORMING ARTS HOLIDAY COURSES

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